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praeceps, headstrong; mente captus, insane.

haec omnia, i.e. the universe.

ita is explained by caedes . . . comparari, below.

responsam: the regular expression for any prophetic answer as of an oracle or seer.

rei pablicae (dat.), against the state.

et ea, and that too (cf. καὶ ταῦτα).

ea: referring to caedes, etc, above.

iliad: referring forward to the result at . . . statueretur (ll.21-23).

in aedem Concordine: one of the principal temples at the northern end of the Forum (see Plan), where the Senate had held its session on this day. It was built by the consul L. Opimius, B.C. 121, after his bloody victory over C. Gracchus.

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